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National Director Application

Thank you for your interest in the Miss Universe Organization. The Miss Universe Organization exists to advocate for a future forged by women. We are committed to supporting today’s women and furthering their ideals and goals through the celebration of their diversity, achievements, and beauty. In addition, we provide an international forum to heighten awareness of global health and youth-related issues. The role of a National Director demands industry experience, communication skills, and a network of contacts to help these young women achieve their goals and build a platform from which to pursue their interests.


Our National Directors are an extension of our brand and mission. We require our directors to provide a safe, comfortable, and exciting experience to every young woman participating in our system. Additionally, we reserve the right to run financial and background checks on prospective National Directors to ensure overall brand and trademark integrity. If MUO grants you a license, please note that we reserve the right to conduct audits whenever we deem applicable.

As a National Director, you will be responsible for the following tasks during the license year:

  • Conduct a National Pageant in the territory being licensed that meets all of our requirements, rules, and regulations.

  • Pay the assigned license fee for your territory on a timely basis and comply with all requirements listed on the License Agreement, always.

  • Create and maintain a business plan encompassing all facets of production, such as marketing, public relations, recruitment, prize package, and titleholder’s travel and wardrobe.

  • Comply with all employment, labor, and immigration laws.

  • Retain commercial liability insurance listing the Miss Universe Organization (“MUO”) as Additional Insured.

  • Develop sponsor partnerships.

  • Promote and maintain media presence for your titleholder.

  • Prepare your contestant for the Miss Universe Pageant and for the responsibilities of being a titleholder.

There are a few steps you must take to be considered as a National Director.  

  • First, please fill out our initial application form here

  • You can preview some of the application questions here.

  • Second, pay application fee of $1,000 USD via Stripe - this will be used to cover the cost of background checks.

  • Third, complete a virtual interview with a Miss Universe Organization representative and pass a third background check. 


  • Applications will for the 2024 Franchise year will close on September 30th, 2023. Late applications will not be considered. 

  • Virtual interviews will be scheduled starting September 15th, 2023.

  • Final decisions will be made in December 2023. 

Any issues please reach out to  Thank you for your interest and good luck.

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